Particle Technology Forum Service Award

This award recognizes outstanding service to AIChE Particle Technology Forum. Only a PTF Executive Committee member can submit a nomination. Please contact PTF chair or vice-chair for nomination.

General Guidelines (Please carefully review award specific guidelines before submitting a nomination)

  • PTF reserves the right not to make an award depending on the recommendations from the Award Selection Committee
  • It is preferred that the nominators are current PTF members
  • At least one support letter from a current PTF member if nominator is not a PTF member
    • For the PTF Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the support letters must be from a former PTF Award winner.
  • Nominees must be PTF members
    • In a given year, the same person cannot win more than one PTF award
    • Nominees must have been the member of AIChE-PTF for prior 3 calendar years; with one exception:
      • Best PhD must be a current  member at the time of nomination and the year of award
        • Onetime exceptions can be made but will require the EC board approval (send request to
  • Wait period for nomination after previous award
    • A former PTF award winner cannot be nominated for another award for at least three years after receiving any previous PTF award
  • Nomination process is in two steps: (1) Short form due by March 23 proving the name of nominee, and up to five names of those who will provide letters of support, along with their PTF membership status (2) Full package due by May 11, containing items specific to each award
    • If the nominee has previously received any award from AIChE or one of its divisions/forums, an explicit statement of new accomplishments or work over and above those cited for the earlier award(s) must be included (maximum one double spaced page).
    • Selected bibliography (including books, patents, and major papers published).
Award Administrator(s): 
The award is presented at a Forum sponsored event during the AIChE Annual Meeting.

Award Winners